The Disposable Project
A photography project involving 9 kids in Tanzania and 100 disposable cameras
by Raul Guerrero
From May 11th to July 20th of 2011, Raul Guerrero embarked on a communal photography project with the Newlands area of Moshi, Tanzania. Collaborating with Born to Learn, a program giving disadvantaged children the opportunity to receive an education, he provided 100 Kodak disposable cameras to Alex Charles, Jenifer Wilson, John Leo, Kamili Kalist, Peter Michael, Petro Ngowi, Samson Modest, Sebastian Simon, and Stanley Felix. Teaching the students basic photography skills, Raul developed creative methods for them to share their stories by documenting their everyday experiences. Working as a collective, these nine students bring the faces of their community to you.
The Disposable Project is their story.
The Disposable Project is also a volunteer-run charitable endeavors organization. With this project, Raul is hoping to contribute to the promotion of education and the arts, as well as a push for sustainability in a deserving country.
With an extensive visual communication background, Raul Guerrero relies on photography, as well as video and related media to explore conceptual projects. Raul attended Loyola Marymount University where he received the 2011 LMU Photography Scholar of Distinction award. He has also been featured in several printed and online publications. Raul currently works as a Peace Corps Youth Development/Asset Building volunteer in Outat El Haj, Morocco.